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Urgent update – Local Government strike action 14th October 2014

Posted: 7th October 2014

Following ongoing talks between joint trade unions and employers over local government pay, GMB have today announced that the final decision regarding Tuesdays strike action has been delayed. A decision will be made on Thursday 9th October 2014 to allow for last minute talks.

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Local Government Pay Talks – Update

Posted: 2nd October 2014

Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary – Public Services has released the following update:
Earlier this year the local government employers made their pay offer for 2014 which was worth 1%.This was rejected by all union members in ballots and subsequently those same members voted to take strike action on 10 July. Since then GMB…

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GMB calling on Sandwell Council to reconsider decision to axe road safety staff

Posted: 2nd October 2014

Not enough priority has been given to exploring alternatives to secure this important frontline service or how it will be delivered in the future says GMB

GMB Sandwell have raised serious concerns about the council’s proposal to cut staff responsible for teaching children road safety.

Darren James, S85 Branch Secretary, said “GMB is deeply disappointed at the…

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TUC Rally London 18th October 2014

Posted: 18th September 2014

The march will assemble from 11am on the Embankment near Blackfriars. It will then move off at noon, and march via Northumberland Avenue, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly to Hyde Park for a rally.

 

This is a slightly shorter route that previous marches, and it’s hoped that this will allow more people to get to…

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GMB @ The Sandwell Show

Posted: 27th August 2014

GMB Officers and workplace representatives from S85 Sandwell Community Branch were in attendance at the Sandwell Show last weekend (24th & 25th August) and were on hand to offer support and advice to members, and gave out information & GMB Sandwell goodies.

We hope everyone that came along to the stall found the details discussed…

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HARD UP FESTIVAL – Sunday 28th September 2014

Posted: 27th August 2014

Joint unions to stage Hard Up Festival on 28th September 2014 when the Tory Party Conference comes to Birmingham.

GMB, along with Unite and Unison will be staging a protest outside the Tory Party Conference together with a March and Rally.

The Tory Party has cut Local Government Budgets knowing this has drastically damaged frontline…

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